Cautionary Tales: Voices from the Edges - Adrea Kore, Emmanuelle de Maupassant

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.


This is an anthology of stories based on superstitions and folklore. I was familiar with none of them and found them to be quite interesting. And they are most definitely not Disneyed-up. They contain sex and horror and are not for the faint-hearted. Well-written and creative, they will both titillate and horrify usually in the same story. If you enjoy having the creepy and the scary make the hairs on your body stand on end then by all means read this at night. However, if you prefer not to jump at unexpected noises and have your heart beat out of your chest then it might be best to read this in the day. Bright sunlight recommended.


Each of the titles gives the main point being addressed in the tale. Ewwww, is my main reaction to all of these but they are so wonderfully written that I can’t take off points for grossing me out. Very few of these have a happily ever after, so be warned.


Foreword: Voices From the Edges ~ Written in poem form. Poetry is not my thing.

Against Murder

Against Faithlessness

Against Indolence

Against Deceit

Against Envy

Against Miserliness ~ This one is my favorite.

Against Blind Rivalry ~ This is my 2nd favorite.

Against Prolonging the Torment of Grief ~ This is my least favorite.

Against Greed and Ingratitude

Against Lechery

Against Trickery in Love

Against Caution